Free Press Journal
  • Is Salman Khan India’s version of Charlie Sheen?

    Life is uncertain and you never know what’s gonna happen. What constitutes a successful life and how do you measure one’s success? This question has been asked for millions of centuries and still, there is no one fixed formula or rocket science. When it comes to what is life and how do you measure one’s success amid all the drama and chaos, it is safe to say that we the people are

  • Nirav Modi

    Defrauding the exchequer and getting away

    A lot would be heard in coming weeks of the massive fraud perpetrated by diamond merchant Nirav Modi who milked the nationalised Punjab National Bank of upwards of Rs 11,000 crore and made a mockery of the erstwhile Manmohan Singh and now Narendra Modi government’s vigilance and fraud-detection mechanism. With the investigation being in its nascent stage, it is somewhat early for skeletons to come tumbling out of cupboards.

  • Big political gestures achieving little

    When the Bangladeshi leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned from visiting Japan in 1972 claiming to have obtained handsome aid commitments, India’s high commissioner in Dhaka wondered in his diary whether any Asian head of government ever went abroad “without creating a tremendous impact and achieving great success.” That seems especially true of today’s India with the media hailing every one of Narendra Modi’s frequent foreign forays as a spectacular triumph. Reports of

  • BJP says Congress responsible for PNB fraud case

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the Congress Party is responsible for the fraud that has taken place in the Mumbai branch of Punjab National Bank (PNB).

  • India believes in growth but committed to environment: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India believes in growth but was committed to protecting the environment.  Addressing over 200 delegates at the World Sustainable Development Summit, the prime minister said respect for nature was part of the country’s culture. “We consider Earth our mother. India believes in growth but is also committed to protect the environment,” he said.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to receive Canadian PM Justin Trudeau at Amritsar

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will receive Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he visits Amritsar and will also accompany him to the Golden Temple. Trudeau is visiting India from February 17-23. “Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh will receive Canadian PM and will also go to the Golden Temple with him,” officials said here.

  • Maharashtra: MoU won't be signed during PM Narendra Modi's visit, says minister Subhash Desai

    Maharashtra: MoU won’t be signed during PM Narendra Modi’s visit, says minister Subhash Desai

    Mumbai: The disgruntled industries minister Subhash Desai on Thursday strongly stressed on his stand against the proposed petrochemical refinery project at Nanar in Rajapur tehsil of Konkan. Desai, leader of Shiv Sena said the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project will not be signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit and the ambitious investment summit of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

  • PNB Fraud: Who let Nirav Modi flee India, asks Congress targeting PM with “Chhota Modi” jibe

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rs 11,500 crore fraud in the PNB and asked him to come clean on the government’s “failure” to prevent the scam and identify those who helped the alleged kingpin, billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, to flee the country. Posing a series of questions to the Prime Minister and his government, the Congress accused the PMO

  • PM Narendra Modi to address rallies in Tripura today

    Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday will address various rallies in Tripura ahead of the assembly elections in the state. Other senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders will also be campaigning for the upcoming polls. Prime Minister Modi will address rallies in Santirbazar of South Tripura and Agartala of West Tripura districts.

  • India could be promoting mass labour vulnerability

    The prime minister has lauded the efforts of people to seek out some form of self-employment.  One example he gave was that of a pakoda-wala selling food on the streets.

  • Maharashtra: Education department orders more books on Modi, fewer on Shivaji Maharaj

    Mumbai: The Education department has ordered over 1.30 lakh books on personalities like Narendra Modi, Shivaji Maharaj, APJ Abdul Kalam, Shahu Maharaj, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Babasaheb Ambedkar and other leaders. But there is a catch: The number of books ordered on Modi is disproportionately high — 1.5 lakh units purchased at a cost of Rs 59.42 lakh.

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    PM Modi wishes Sushma Swaraj on her birthday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on her birthday and called her an outstanding leader. “She has distinguished herself as an outstanding leader. As an EAM, she plays a vital role in shaping India’s foreign policy. Her proactive and compassionate nature has endeared her to Indians globally. I pray for her long life and good health,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

  • Rajiv Kumar Gupta, MD of GNFC: 65% of our revenues come from chemical segment, rest from fertilizer

    In recent years, the progress made by Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers & Chemicals (GNFC) has been remarkable. At the helm of this transformation is Rajiv Kumar Gupta, MD of GNFC who holds this post concurrently with that of Principal Secretary, Labour, Government of Gujarat. In fact, one of his objectives is to fulfil the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in making the neem tree a key part of this